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Scholars, are there actually non-Google alternatives to Google Scholar?

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Hi new scholars!

Can't believe I haven't done one for ages, so here goes:

⚕️medical student who is really enjoying it at the moment

🚑 uni-wise, interested in pre-hospital/emergency medicine

🔬 casually interested in and social determinants of health and 🎮 narrative-based games

🎻 plays viola

smacc is going on and I really wish I was there ;____:

(this is a very young medical conference)

The way medicine uses language can sometimes be so vastly different from everyone else:

"She wasn't confused. I mean, she was confused as to why she was having these tests, but she wasn't confused."

This year, a lot of it has been learning how to interact with professionals (as a student). A lot of it has changed from "please can you teach me" to "I have these skills, can I help"

A skills economy of sorts

- and I feel pride in doing these things well! these are crucial skills to have!

👀 anybody got some notable contributions to STEM by trans/gnc folks? Looking to do some highlight sfor a Trans Day of Visibility event.

Sophie Wilson popped to mind instantly, but looking for more :)

@platypus any of you that are currently "storing" your work on tumblr, use this tutorial to grab a backup of your posts:

Don't be intimidated by the command line stuff, it's very quick and you can copy/paste the examples given.
The process is identical for macs, just make sure you pick the Mac version of Python to download, and the command line program is called Terminal instead.

First off, a reminder that you don't have to be a member of the Sunbeam City coop or even our Mastodon instance to edit the #SunbeamWiki! Anybody who wants to contribute is welcome to :sunbeam:

That said, if you're not sure where to start, here are some pages/sections in need of some love:
• The food/farming page needs resources on goats, veganism, cooking, and food preservation
• The technology page needs resources on radio, and can always use more cool software (dat, for instance, isn't represented)
• The energy page currently has no resources on sustainable or DIY energy storage
• If you have a link you think is helpful but don't know where to put it/are too nervous to mess with the formatting, you can drop it on our link dumping ground page

:boost_ok: Please boost! Let's make our wiki the most comprehensive #solarpunk resource on the web :greensun:

not gonna lie tho I'm still student enough to appreciate freebies

Nothing quite like *yet another tote bag* as a conference goodie 😂

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It's taken me a month to bash out this draft, and I think what might push me to actually finish it and send it to my supervisors is the thought that another team, which has much more clout and less student involvement, might do the same work

Our anaesthetics tutor started her email with "Hola from Bogota!" which I feel is super on-brand

Please boost!

My partner just asked if Mastodon has any accounts or conversations related to transverse myelitis, with which she has been diagnosed since 2013.

She's not on Mastodon but is considering it; she hasn't enjoyed encounters with TM groups on Facebook (kind of an anti-vaxxer / thoughts and prayers / tinfoil hat crowd).

Shot in the dark, but would anyone be welcoming of her and hearing her if she gets a Mastodon account?

#transversemyelitis #multiplesclerosis #tm #ms #disability

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Scholar Social is a microblogging platform for researchers, grad students, librarians, archivists, undergrads, academically inclined high schoolers, educators of all levels, journal editors, research assistants, professors, administrators—anyone involved in academia who is willing to engage with others respectfully.

We strive to be a safe space for queer people and other minorities in academia, recognizing that there can only be academic freedom where the existence and validity of interlocutors' identities is taken as axiomatic.

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"Official" monthly journal club!

(Participation is, of course, optional)

Scholar Social features a monthly "official" journal club, in which we try to read and comment on a paper of interest.

Any user of Scholar Social can suggest an article by sending the DOI by direct message to and one will be chosen by random lottery on the last day of the month. We ask that you only submit articles that are from *outside* your own field of study to try to ensure that the papers we read are accessible and interesting to non-experts.

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